LITERATURE – George Orwell

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  1. Nature goes on forever for everyone and everything to return as everyone and everything an infinite number of times. 😢

  2. I didn't expect Oswald Mosley to be in this video. But that was really cool.

    Shout out to the person that edits these videos.

  3. One should always avoid the shoulds. I say never challenge without a clear purpose and established outcome. I say create a path for the way you want the world to be. If it works for the majority, the people with follow and leave the rest behind. #CreateABetterWorld

  4. “All nationalists have the power of not seeing resemblances between similar sets of facts. A British Tory will defend self-determination in Europe and oppose it in India with no feeling of inconsistency. Actions are held to be good or bad, not on their own merits, but according to who does them, and there is almost no kind of outrage — torture, the use of hostages, forced labour, mass deportations, imprisonment without trial, forgery, assassination, the bombing of civilians — which does not change its moral colour when it is committed by 'our' side . . . The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them”

    ― George Orwell

  5. As he wrote about the counter revolution mimicking other countries,, who will write about the failure of the US going against its ideals?

  6. I have read 1984, i haven't read Animal Farm.
    But it would be funny if the animals from Animal Farm ganged up on the traitor of 19i4. I refuse to say his actual name

  7. Exposing a lie is ok, but then who fixes it? Are they morally qualified to fix? Will they do a good job and TRULY fix a problem? So far I would say those questions and Orwell’s goals are supreme failures.
    He was prescient though……I give him that.

  8. That list of sins of the intellectual is exactly what i experience daily at college. Disdain for everything not left and liberal and radical

  9. Jesus, that was inspiring. I had just taken up writing about my injury, and I was always a fan of Moby Dick and Melville's rambling prose about whatever the character was thinking. The simile, metaphor, abstraction of emotion to pull you in. I always found it fun and poetic, and in fact I was trying to use my story as therapy to understand my emotions a bit better and maybe have others understand it as well.I was writing theraputically, but also to make others a little more kinder to the injured. but after reading animal farm in a single sitting i see what he means. The power of a short, concise, and simple novel is by far more effective than anything else.
    I think I'll try and edit my story the way it is, but maybe try it again with this sort of reductive style on it, see if I can't make it interesting.

  10. Enslaved, welcome to Australia in 2019 people here believe they are free because the fridge is full of beer they have their iphone can go to Bali on holiday and all manner of mindless crap is on TV , what morons. Orwell was right but his message falls on totally deaf ears. Stop the world I want to get off. Welcome to Gulag Australia.

  11. Love your work School of Life. This month is roughly the 70th anniversary of the publication of Nineteen Eighty Four. The lessons and warnings from this book are more important to heed now than anytime since its initial publication. Check out my review of this major work.

  12. Orwell was right, now we have the european union, the united state of america, the russian federation and the popular republic of china, futures empires made for futures wars…

  13. This may sound like I am degrading George Orwell. But from this video it sounds like Orwell contributed to the Now modern stance of pseudo-intellectulis and at some times anti-intelligence commentary. Things The common narrative on Fox News. Conspiracy theorist and the Republican Party in general. (not that I’m condoning the DNC either) But if anyone has any thoughts on this I am more than interested

  14. I couldn't have more love for this essayist and for this author, who woke me up for good when I was just a kid in Junior High. I share his devotion to language and the free and organic use of it, and of the wisdom of the ordinary people all over the world.

  15. The BBC fits well into this scenario with their pack mentality. No freedom for your own conscience there.

  16. Forgot to mention he went to Russia and hated Bolschevism after seeing what was really going on.He was not saying how to do the revolution properly.He was anti communist.But we cant say this now can we?

  17. 1884 is one of best book all intelligent and smart people must read
    It opens it eyes and makes u free
    1984 it's not about use ,USA,British empire
    I mean it is about ussr totalitarism
    But this book about the all system what systems make regime and judge people and make than slaves
    George Orwell is freedom writer
    This book can make good person
    God bless sir george

  18. the introduction basically says " literature is there to change the world for the better "
    the writer of this has obviously never read the QURAN .

  19. Like Kubrick he was an insider who died soon after a seminal revelatory work exposing the evil truth about ruling elites who hide behind secrecy and punish whistle-blowers….

  20. Political corectness is the new ignsoc constant bombardment media of what to think ,do and how to act . therefore no one can think because its a crime and less to express the expression of thinking is hate speech so everything is twisted up love is hate and hate is love

  21. Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.

  22. ORDINARY LIFE? but what is Ordinary life? He defined it Subjectively but we dont know what Ordinary life means.

  23. I live in Oceania, "Summer" in Eastasia, and buy black market cigars from Eurasia. And only three flags to recognize for Geography class (My best subject). We've got Eurasia right where we want'em. The now 35 year old future Rocks!

  24. Karl Marx and Engles were jews. Engles spoke of the genocide of the White people.

    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Nobelprize winner who sat 8 years in Gulag:

    “You must understand, the leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russians. They hated Russians. They hated Christians. Driven by ethnic hatred, they tortured and slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse. It cannot be overstated. Bolshevism committed the greatest human slaughter of all time. The fact that most of the world is ignorant and uncaring about this enormous crime is proof that the global media in the hands of the perpetrators.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

    “We cannot state that all Jews are Bolsheviks. But without Jews, there would never have been Bolshevism. For a Jew, nothing is more insulting than the truth. The blood maddened Jewish terrorists have murdered sixty-six million in Russia from 1918 to 1957.”

    Brutal! Drawings from Gulag:

  25. Listening to a summary of 1984 is like listening to a summary of today’s society, the future is not bright for our children

  26. Pretty much a guidebook for the modern leftist. "Always do whatever Orwell warned us about." Hate speech laws, effacing old murals for their "colonialism", ask for more censorship, milkshake politicians, etc…

  27. Without any references to the Spanish Civil War?? That was a cardinal moment in his life! There he became the political activist and thats where he became desillusioned by revolutions… He witnessed the destruction of the POUM in Barcelona.

  28. I'm going to have to read "Why I Write"…. sounds amazing. Perhaps we cannot separate politics from writing. Could one write a novel without any political content whatsoever? It would be extremely difficult. I now understand to a greater depth why Christopher Hitchens admired Orwell to such a great degree.

  29. The Nostradamus of the day .
    A genius one might say .
    Well Mr George Orwell you was correct .
    Take heed young people it's you're future and freedom at stake .
    Wake up or face being part of a brutal regime . It's up to YOU !!!!!

  30. Your videos make my life worth living and expand my mind like no other. (Binge watching school of life videos)

  31. The book is awesome from the literature perspective but very biased politically. I felt as if I am reading a beautifully written political propaganda

  32. The dilemma with intellectuals is their want of change through politics, therefore power. This is very different from empowerment.
    Does he know where these stupid mindsets come from? It's not human condition, it is the environment human nature operates in. We are not going to change any of this unless we change money.

  33. "Dickens, who had not the vision to see that private property is an obstructive nuisance…" was written by Orwell?! I wish I had a better understanding of this comment's context – it strikes me as rather alarming.

  34. Probably your worst video, because you let your political views get in the way of stating the main things straightforwardly. Just the sort of obfuscation that Orwell abhorred. In 3 of his books, starting with Homage to Catalonia, and dozens of his essays, he fought with great clarity and courage against the horror of Communism. And against the horror of the intellectual class that jumped to lie and deny the facts about Communism, or hide the facts behind other clever tangential observations. Just as you, and many another writer before you, have obscuring the facts about what Animal Farm and 1984 were about, by hiding behind other clever observations about the books.

  35. Love the writings of Orwell and often quote him on FB as we become an increasingly Orwellian society here, shades of Orwell's dystopian novel, "1984"! The answer to "1984" is…1776! Orwell also held much in common with the late great FDR's brilliant visionary VP Henry A. Wallace, champion of the "common man"/woman and child in the 99 percent who was also anti-Fascist, Pro-Democracy! Wallace spoke out against the VERY dangerous AMERICAN FASCISM/TREASON i.e. far right extremism here since the 1930s and 40s, almost 100 years. He predicted and forewarned us about the Republican party's assassinations at our embassies, their assassinations in the 60s and their 9/11…both inside jobs! "They would be made RUTHLESS in their use of DECEIT or VIOLENCE TO ATTAIN THEIR ENDS"….VP Wallace,they use both, history has borne this out! "The DANGEROUS AMERICAN FASCIST is the man in the United States who wants to do in an AMERICAN WAY what Hitler did in Germany in a PRUSSIAN WAY"….VP Wallace, so they DO and also DID on 9/11..connect the dots and take the blinders off if you still have them on! This is all being swept under the rug and white washed just like the late great writer/historian Howard Zinn said we do all the time with American history i.e the Native American Holocaust etc. so nothing new, history repeats in more ways than one! A top leading EXPERT in the UK on the Nazi party/Fascist Hitler says this " MAD DOG" of the White House i.e. Trump is going by Hitler's playbook, "MEIN KAMPF"~ Nothing new! Wallace beat him to the punch around 75 years ago! They're screaming at us now over in London and Paris and also hate Trump/Fascism! WHY? Because they've been through it before, that's why! "History repeats itself", has to if nobody listens and "those who forget history are doomed to repeat it"…George Santayana..the truth, if even in it's new all-AMURIKKKAN red, white and blue re-incarnation of the Third Reich! "People don't want to hear the truth, they don't want their illusions destroyed"….Friedrich Nietzsche, another truth, just like most of the German sheeple who erroneously didn't think? it would or could happen there, but it did…Remember? "NEVER AGAIN"! The Patriot Act, a huge misnomer and anything but patriotic and created because of their 9/11 is FASCISM….obsession with national security! Hitler was also obsessed with national security! A violation of our Right to privacy, including social media, long gone! BIG BRO is watching YOU!! Wallace also predicted and forewarned us about the merger of state and corporations/FASCISM/corporate oligarchical rule/TREASON i.e Citizen's United, another huge misnomer! Guess those in the Democratic party don't want to have to admit that Wallace was the one who was really Right about this Fascist Reichwing! They're NOT Right…they're WRONG/REICH and on the wrong side of American history…bottom line! Thanks for sharing~ "knowledge is power"!!

  36. I like Animal Farm. But, sorry, Orwell, I can't separate myself from inexorable boobs even if I might not even have good friendship with a woman until after ten years, to mean that those inexorable things men like are much farther than that.

  37. "rubbishy newspapers containing almost nothing but sports, crime and astrology" sounds like India(Especially south)

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